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Hello! Here is the story of one 1972 Bmw 2002, one empty wallet, and one dude grinning ear to ear.

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1974 2002Tii project

Another 2002 came my way that I could not say no too! Its a 1974 2002tii. Definitely has its issues including rust, however there is a lot going for it as well. bilstien shocks, H&R springs, poly bushings, five speed and strut braces are a plus. Some of you might have followed my M42 2002 Build a few years back. This car is getting different treatment. I have only a limited amount of time to get it on the road and am embracing the “patina” look so to speak. Anyway, here is a short video of m

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Ice Shenanigans

Had some fun on the ice in the 2002. Got some sweet drone footage as well! Hope you guys enjoy.    

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Calendars!

Looking for a BMW 2002 calendar? I have a limited run of High Quality 8.5" x 11" Wall Calendars for sale. Perfect Christmas gift to yourself or to the 2002 fanatic in your life.   Only US $30 including Shipping  if you are in Canada, $30CAD including shipping Paypal or E-transfer!         

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Calendars!

Looking for a BMW 2002 calendar? I have a limited run of High Quality 8.5" x 11" Wall Calendars for sale. Perfect Christmas gift to yourself or to the 2002 fanatic in your life.   Only US $30 including Shipping  if you are in Canada, $30CAD including shipping Paypal or E-transfer!         

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Touring!

Back again to update my project blog. Haven't done a thing to the 2002 except enjoy it. Put just over seventeen thousand km this summer. Don't have too much planned for this winter other than BBS and maybe just a little lower. Now on to the real reason of this update! I am the lucky owner of a 1973 Inka Sunroof Touring! Such a cool car. I can't get over it! The previous owner bought it in 1985 when he was stationed in Germany and drove it a few years before shipping it to Canada. He recently dec

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10,000 KM

Hello once again!    I haven't posted for a little while but recently passed 10,000km on the 2002 and figured I should update the build! Other than a coolant hose failing (my fault) and the bottom of my Recaro seat collapsing (I hope not my fault.) it has been smooth sailing. Haven't done too much to the car other than enjoy it. Here is some of my adventures...  

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Speedometer

So relativitely small update! Got my 71 dash pad in. The 71 dash doesn’t have the “fasten seat belt thing. It isn’t crack free but I think its an improvement. Also bought an MSD tach converter to change the signal so I could use the original Tach, works great! I then bought a speed hut gps speedo. I didn’t make any holes to mount it in and the reason I did that is for a future speedo plan. I heard that you can power an original speedometer with a GPS unit. So I am on the hunt for a pre 74 220km

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Recaro

I’m trying to catch up a little now, I registered and insured it recently and have been driving it around as much as possible! I have had Recaro seats out of a mk2 jetta for a while and finally got some brackets to make the install possible. I was worried about the seats looking completely out of place in this car but it works good and man are they ever comfortable! Anyone interested in putting these seats in your car need the power seat versions as they have the six bolt recaro bases where as t

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Only a few things left to do!

Its been a little while but I’ve been busy! The 2002 is almost done. Not sure if projects are ever “done” but its finally at a point where I can enjoy it, which is kinda nice. Although I might miss fixing stuff here and there, maybe… Anyway first things first. I installed the front bumper. Powder coated the brackets and plated the bolts. Anyone who has fitted a front 2002 bumper knows that it is a pain. Its almost necessary to install the brackets first and make sure you have a magnet on some ti

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Full throttle

Got the throttle cable situation sorted. I wanted to use the original M42 cable but it was much to short. I decided after much thinking to use half of the original 2002 linkage as well to solve this shortness. The 2002 originally has a metal rod thats attached to the pedal arm goes up to a pivot point attaches to another metal rod that when twisted turns the throttle on the carb. I cut the end off the rod to the transmission and welded a washer on the end. A grommet goes in the washer and the en

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ClassDavid

 

Is a project car ever done?

Hello again, I finally rebuilt the brakes! New pads, and rotors as well! Also A little tip for anyone rebuilding stuck brakes. Attach a grease nipple to the brake fluid line and use a grease gun to pump the stuck pistons out. Works great! If you use an air line the pressure will build up until it breaks lose and probably damage something. I actually thought it would be a good idea to paint the brakes before taking them apart so I wouldn’t have to mask anything. Well from rolling the callipe

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ClassDavid

 

Exhausting Problems...

Hey guys, I got the front suspension together and installed! Bilstein sport shocks and ireland engineering Stage 1 springs. Also installed new wheel bearings and brake rotors. I have yet to install the brakes as I will be rebuilding them but I couldn’t resist lowering the car back on its wheels once again. In my next post this car should be running! I still have to make an exhaust and I need your advice. I am going to be using a performance “stock 2002” exhaust and them just modifying the h

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ClassDavid

 

Wiring!

Everyones favourite part! Wiring…   This is my first engine swap and believe it or not I was actually excited to be at the wiring stage. There is many write ups on wiring and I read my fair share. At the moment I believe it is 100% wired in. Key word “believe”. I haven’t put power to it just yet. I’m still waiting on a few things. Also I want the car on four wheels before I attempt to start it. Since I used the entire M42 wiring harness there is basically only a few wires to plug in.

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Getting my shift together...

Hello again, This past weekend was full of activity. I have the M42 officially bolted in, hopefully for good! The transmission and driveshaft are also bolted in and my shifter is finished as well. Here are some pictures of the process. I didn’t take too many pictures of the shifter build but it was a lot of work! I used the original 2002 shifter housing and shifter but had to shorten the housing about two inches. I then cut the linkages in half and used half the e30 linkage and half the 200

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A little TLC

Small update.   Just got some parts from the powder coaters. Super happy with the work! If you are in Calgary AB go to Topgun Powdercoaters! I por15’d the rear suspension components so It’ll be a good test to see which holds up better. I suspect the powder coating will. I also spend many hours scrubbing down the inside of the hood and touching up the engine bay. Its ready for a final install. Can not wait!     Here is the before of my engine mounts  

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M42 in.... Then back out again....

Update! I got the M42 bolted in! For me at least, this is crazy progress. I made some relatively rough measurements of the m42 in the subframe outside the car. Then proceeded to make engine mounts and bolted it in! I had to change the mounts a little to get the engine to exactly where I wanted, however overall wasn’t too complicated. There definitely is satisfaction to building something yourself. I made sure the M42 was exactly where it needed to be then made transmission mounts, shifter bracke

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M10 Out and M42 Ready to go in!

Hello,  Finally got the M42 all together and it looks awesome. I do think that the engine should look nice in the 2002, not too out of place! Some people sand the raised lines of the valve cover and that looks good in my opinion however I also like the solid black. What are your guys thoughts? Thanks   Got the old M10 out! Now to clean the engine bay and stick the M42 in. Can’t wait!  

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Rear suspension parts!

So recently I knocked a big to-do off the list! Get the rear end together and the car back on all four. Check. I had most of the parts ready so when some much needed parts arrived in the mail, I could have that goal reached in no time. The plan is to go on relatively long drives so its not going to be super low, with that being said I wanted a more aggressive stance than the stock ”4x4” look. I went with Ireland Engineering stage 1 springs. They drop the car about an 1.5”. The final pictures sho

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Rear Suspension is in!

Here is a quick video showing the rear suspension assembly process! Everything always looks easier in videos...    

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